Monochrome

I have always loved monochrome images but I could never get in a grove with taking them myself.

I recently re-discovered the work of Nate Kaiser, and it kinda changed it for me. I talked about his work in my last post. What I realized by looking at his photography, is that by not using color, in many ways, the photograph is reduced to the moment. Light, shadow, and composition are all extremely important, but it in his photography specifically the moment is most important.

I still adore beautiful color, but for the more simple everyday moments with my friends and family, I am really starting to love monochrome. It has shown me that I have a long way to go in my photography journey. Seeing those magic little moments is not easy, and being fast enough to capture them is even harder.

Below is a random collection of images over the last month or so taken in black-and-white. I used my Fuji X Pro-2 and the 16mm f2, 23mm f2, 35mm f2, and the 50mm f2. Processed with Mastin Labs.

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5 Days in Salt Lake City

Twice a quarter I have to travel to the Salt Lake area for my job, this time I decided to turn it into a photo project.

I have a little bit of downtime after my job each day when traveling, not much, but a little. Frequently I travel with one of my co-workers and so this time is spent at the hotel pool or at a bar somewhere hanging out. This trip though, I am by myself. To fill the time and keep myself from just being lazy in front of the TV I decided to turn it into a little project. My goal is to spend a little bit of time everyday intentionally going out to explore the area and make some images I am proud of.

This will probably end up being a very long post, but I kinda don’t mind. That is essentially what this blog is for: quick updates and snapshots go to Instagram, longer projects go here. I will publish this blog on Sunday (the first day) and update it everyday throughout the week. I hope you enjoy and I hope I am able to stretch myself a little bit this week.

 

Day 1


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Day two


3 Cups Cofee

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Caputo’s Market and Deli

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Jordanelle Resevoir, Cascade Springs State Park, and Bridal Veil Falls

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Day 3


Downtown Salt Lake City

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Day 4


The Capitol Building

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Sunset Overlooking the City

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Day 5


I had absolutely no time on this last day to take any pictures, except for a snap of the sunset on the way to my car at DIA. It was a fun trip that challenged me very much, and I hope to do another project like this again soon.

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